DFS NHL Breakdown: Thursday Line Stacks & Strategies
DFS NHL Breakdown: Thursday Line Stacks & Strategies

This article is part of our DFS NHL Breakdown series.

Please see this previous article for the basic strategy write-up.

My rankings use a Corsi-based rating system that I created, with the average rating 100 both offensively (OR) and defensively (DR). This rating is determined by factoring in Corsi, scoring chances, high danger chances, shooting percentage and save percentage. With the current rosters I have loaded, the Offense Rating (OR) ranges from a best of 120.1 (TOR) to a worst of 90.1 (DET), and the Defense Rating (DR) ranges from a best of 93.2 (BOS) to a worst of 110.3 (OTT). These numbers will change daily with line changes, injuries and player call-ups.

Slate Preview

Thursday brings a good sized nine-game slate with a marquee affair between Tampa Bay and Boston. Buffalo is the only team on the end of a back-to-back, while Detroit and the N.Y. Rangers are playing the front end of a back-to-back. Below is a chart of some of the highlighted tournaments on FanDuel and DraftKings:

FANDUELDRAFTKINGS
$50 Top Shelf (90 entries, Single Entry)$40 Shootout (583 entries)
$33 Goal (500 entries)$20 Crosscheck (294 entries)
$12 Slapshot (147 entries)$15 Scion of the Century (7,843 entries)
$7 Crossbar (504 entries)$12 Knuckle Puck (784 entries, Single Entry)
$5 Save (714 entries, Single Entry)$5 One-Timer (1,426 entries, Single Entry)
$4.44 Breakaway (13,406 Entries)$4 Postseason Paragon (7,431 entries)

The following chart will be included so I do not have to bog down the write-ups with too many offensive and defensive ratings. Also shown are

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Russ Prentice
Fantasy baseball, football, basketball, golf and hockey fanatic for 25 years. Awarded Hockey Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2018. Has played high-stakes games at NFBC/NFFC over 12 years, highlighted by a runner up finish in the 2012 NFFC Primetime event, multiple NFBC Main Event league championships, and a Top 10 finish in the NFBC RotoWire Online Championship. DFS player since 2013, focusing on NFL and NHL.
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